For a behind-the-scenes look at what real MPA professionals have achieved and their thoughts on the degree, please check out our MPA Professionals Video Interview Series.
As you’ll gather from the series, an MPA has applications in a range of fields, and the network and skills you build through your MPA program’s duration will help you out in your career well past graduation – some individuals even find a career opportunity through their practicum experience. If you’re not sure what direction you’d like to take your MPA in, we highly recommend you seek out information on the types of careers and salaries offered in public administration, utilizing resources like publicservicecareers.org, to figure out what looks best for you.
Looking for career opportunities to pursue with an MPA? Try these links:
http://www.usajobs.gov – All Federal job openings can be found on this page
http://www.americajobs.com/federal/l-west-virginia – West Virginia-specific federal job openings
http://www.personnel.wv.gov/job_seekers/Pages/default.aspx – West Virginia-specific government job openings
http://www.opportunityknocks.org/ – Nonprofit job openings
http://nonprofitemployment.com/ – More Nonprofit job openings
https://careers.councilofnonprofits.org/ – Even More Nonprofit job openings